Submitted by Anthony Davis
In the face of strong Opposition criticism, Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman is adamant that it would be foolhardy for Government to treat the New high-rise apartments at The Grotto, St. Michael as any ‘normal development. In fact, if Kellman gets his way, none of the 80 units at the Grotto will be sold at any discount rate – GROTTO Investment must pay off, Barbados Today
Once again this “people-centred Government” is reneging on something which would redound to the benefit of the poor, the needy and the vulnerable of our country in order to give it to the upper echelons of our society!
Are they less worth than anyone in the upper echelons in our society?
You are infringing the Human Rights of the citizens of this country with impunity, yet you are fleecing them.
Where do you expect them to go for assistance, if you keep turning your backs on them after taxing them to the hilt?
The Minister of Housing and Lands wants a landing strip in St. Lucy, but he says that he must rent out the apartments at The Grotto for horrendous prices because the tax collector needs the money.
Which is it, Mr. Kellman?
Is there enough money for the landing strip or not?
Isn’t the landing strip nothing but a pie in the sky?
Does the tax collector really need you to offer those apartments at The Grotto at such a stupendous price, or are those words yours and you want to gain some traction by saying that the tax collector is responsible for making you do it?
Methinks that you are the one who is orchestrating all of this, but cannot admit that it’s all your doing!
All of a sudden you are an expert on water and transport also.
Your portfolio is Housing and Lands, so you should concentrate on that – giving priority to the needs of the poor, the needy and the vulnerable!
I must remind you that the “UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS” . to which this, and any other Government of Barbados is a signatory, states in Article 25:
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
I always hear: “Jack of all trades and master of none.”